As All Saints Day approaches I realize that no person we love ever dies. We might never see them again physically. But they remain with us. Their ideas, their jokes, their way of speaking, their oddities, their endearments (and in my case their ears and nose): We call up these memories when we miss them. Or when we look in the mirror. I will light a candle for my father this All Saints Day, and pray I won’t light a candle for my mother for many years to come. Who is the saint (or not) you will remember this year?
This message is an excerpt from “Who Is Your Saint?” by Terri Lackey, in the Oct. 30, 2014, blog of the Women of the ELCA. Today is Reformation Day and Halloween (All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve).
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